Eco Innovator March 2012
Golden Gecko Awards Turn 21
Nominations have opened for
the Western Australian Golden Gecko Awards for Environmental Excellence,
which are now in their 21st year.
The Awards recognize innovation,
leadership and performance of environmental management in WA's resources
WorleyParsons and Port Hedland
Port Authority won the 2011 Golden Gecko for the development of their
world-first technology in sedimentation scanning. This new scanning technology
allows real time environmental monitoring of dredging impacts and delivers
previously unknown facts about the process of sedimentation.
ATCO Gas Australia supported
by KD1 and Compass Groups (Australia) received certificates of merit in
2011. ATCO Gas and KD1 were recognized for the completion of a new gas
pipeline with a high level of environmental conservation and management;
and Compass for its unique approach to remote site catering that reduced
energy needs and greenhouse emissions.
"Previous years have demonstrated
that organizations and individuals continue to push boundaries in their
efforts to demonstrate creativity and environmental responsibility of
the State's resources sector, and I am sure this year's awards will continue
that trend," said Norman Moore, minister for Mines and Petroleum,
"After 20 years, the longevity
of the awards exemplifies the State's determination to making WA the place
for responsible resource development."
Entries close on 5 April and may be made online.